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Struthers releases new look

STRUTHERS — The city is taking an opportunity to freshen its look online and on paper. City administration decided to kick off its rebranding campaign by launching a new website, which has a practical home page at www.cityof struthers.com. It is in a beta-testing phase, but is ...

On the record: Girard

WHAT: City council meeting Feb. 22 PRESENT: Mark Standohar, Lily Martuccio, Reynald Paolone, Keith Schubert, Jeff Kay, Sam Zirafi and Mayor James Melfi ABSENT: John Moliterno and Thomas Grumley Council: • Heard from Melfi, who had been the city treasurer for 11 years, who wants ...

Poland council plans sign, sidewalk changes

POLAND — Village council talked about rough sidewalk areas and historic signage that is seeing unexpected wear. Local historian Dave Smith reported this week that the Riverside Cemetery Bridge historic marker sign will be ready soon and a dedication ceremony will likely be held. Another ...

Teen dies after 3-vehicle crash

WARREN TOWNSHIP — A 16-year-old involved in a three-vehicle accident around noon on Tuesday, on Caleb Road at Burwell Road here, died on Wednesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Mark Craig, 16, of Leavittsburg, was transported to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, following ...

Chamber raises ire with award to GM

LORDSTOWN — Giving General Motors an award for the impact it’s made in the community is “like a smack in the face” to the former workers and their families displaced when the automaker closed its Lordstown assembly plant, its former union leader said. “What about the thousands of ...

Driver charged in death of YSU football player

YOUNGSTOWN — A criminal complaint was filed Tuesday in Youngstown Municipal Court charging Adrienne E. Washington Jr., 19, in the Feb. 6 crash that killed former Youngstown State University football player Darius Shackleford, 24. Washington is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and ...

Court dismisses fire union request for investigation

YOUNGSTOWN — The 7th District Court of Appeals has rejected a request from the city’s firefighters union to have an “independent, neutral” party investigate a claim that fire Chief Barry Finley threatened violence against a firefighter. The court dismissed the case, ruling the union ...

Ohio again tips past 2,000 new cases

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the state went over 2,000 for the first time in nearly a week. The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,022 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, after five straight days of new cases below 2,000. The state had a total of 972,605 COVID-19 cases with ...

Biden order shifts use of private prisons

YOUNGSTOWN — A January order by President Joe Biden to stop renewing contracts between the U.S. Justice Department and private prisons is causing concerns over what to do with nearly 800 federal inmates in Youngstown. The privately owned Northeast Ohio Correctional Center is used in part to ...

Bond set at $250K for Canfield man charged with rape

YOUNGSTOWN — Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court set bond at $250,000 for Joshua W. Moxley, 21, of Darbyshire Drive in Canfield, on 11 sex charges involving the same victim. Moxley was indicted last month on four counts of rape, five counts of gross sexual ...